The median contractor rate for an Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Architect
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 33 23
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 2 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.48% 4.63% 4.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 4.81% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 7
Median daily rate £538 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £388 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £531 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +21.05% +25.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 131 208 215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.04% 96.30% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 185 120
Median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 19
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £19.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.84 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.85 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Chester

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Chester

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Chester

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (54.55%) NoSQL
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) OO
2 6 (54.55%) Microservices
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) J2EE
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) High Availability
3 5 (45.45%) Apache Camel
4 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (9.09%) Information Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) MPLS
1 1 (9.09%) VLAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) Apache Camel
2 5 (45.45%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) BYOD
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Microservices
1 6 (54.55%) OO
2 5 (45.45%) High Availability
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
3 1 (9.09%) Information Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
3 1 (9.09%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft